Iowa Supreme Court makes landmark ruling on gay marriage

Key passage:

A statute inconsistent with the Iowa Constitution must be declared
void, even though it may be supported by strong and deep-seated traditional
beliefs and popular opinion. Iowa Const. art. XII, § 1 (providing any law
inconsistent with the constitution is void). As Chief Justice John Marshall
wrote over two centuries ago, “It is a proposition too plain to be contested,
that the constitution controls any legislative act repugnant to it . . . .”
Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 137, 177, 2 L. Ed. 60, 73 (1803).

It is also well established that courts must, under all circumstances,
protect the supremacy of the constitution as a means of protecting our
republican form of government and our freedoms.


The law is biased in favor of protecting the individual liberties of citizens over the intrusive legalism of the government, or the anger of the mob.

I'm personally opposed to gay marriage as I believe it's sinful. But there are plenty of other sins out there that need more regulation to protect citizens from injustice - like the sins of gossip, slander, hypocrisy, greed, envy, lust, pride, and rage. "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone..."

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Comment by Ben Vos on April 3, 2009 at 2:15pm
Don't forget shrimp.
Comment by Art Growden on April 3, 2009 at 1:25pm
Some Christians act like this should be issue number 1 but homosexuality is only mentioned a couple of times in the Bible while other sins talked about much more get little attention. Is this because it's so easy to point out someone else's sins? The Bible teaches us not to borrow or lend (have all given up their Visa Card?) that men are not to wear their hair long nor women cut theirs short. Does anyone get up in amrs over these sins?

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